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Old 02-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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PVC conduit from roof to basement or forward compartment Columbus 320rs?

On the facebook Columbus forum someone said their Columbus 320rs has a pvc conduit from the roof to either the basement or forward compartment that's concealed under the rubber roof covering.

I've looked in both compartments and haven't found one but if it exists it would be perfect for one of my next projects. I'm in the process of installing a Wilson cellular repeater to boost my cell phone signal that's used for my cell phone, internet hotspot, and alarm system. I will be placing an antenna on the roof, the repeater in the basement and the interior antenna in the rear living area to keep the two antenna's seperated.

The path above would be perfect if it exists, if not I will route it through the opening for our satellite cable that goes from the roof into the bedroom where the coax cable box is, and than down into the plumbing space behind the dresser and than down to the basement. However the above keeps the cell coax cable away from the satellite coax cable.

Anyone know?

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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I guess the answer must be no as lot's of people viewed the post but don't know about a conduit. Maybe Christopher Columbus will enlighten us?

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Is it a water drain line vent ????
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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My impression was that it was intended for adding electrical or coax cables if the rubber roof covers the opening.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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We put a PVC pipe running from roof to basement in around 6 months ago. It was another improvement designed to allow any wiring of an object placed on roof so wire can run thru pipe. It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Thanks Chris, ours was built in early August, so i think we missed this enhancement.
It's a great idea for new buyers.
Appreciate the response.
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We put a PVC pipe running from roof to basement in around 6 months ago. It was another improvement designed to allow any wiring of an object placed on roof so wire can run thru pipe. It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
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Thanks Chris - that's a big help, and another one of the thoughtful ideas that makes our Columbus' so great.

I do have another question about roof mounting... are the roof trusses wood or aluminum, and how far apart are they? I am planning to mount 2 100-watt solar panels on top and would like to mount brackets to the trusses.

If I can't find a truss what it the best mounting for that roof, well nuts or mollies, etc.?

I appreciate any help or referral to the proper department. Thanks - Bill
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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...It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
Chris...
Our 295RL has a manufacture date of 1/16/13.

I went on the roof and there's no evidence of a pipe or cap on either side of the roof. I looked in the pass thru compartment and the only pipe/cap is the black cap under the shower area. Any ideas?
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...It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
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Chris- Is it the black pipe and cap locate just in front of the shower skylight as pictured below? That would correspond to the black pipe that comes out in the top of the storage area, if so.
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I am guessing mine doesnt have this as both of my pipes are about 6 inches apart in the center of the roof just behind the front AC unit. Mine was made in August I think..
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